New York: Wiley and Son, 1866. 4th, revised and improved. Hardcover. A classic reference in American architectural literature on the small detached house, by the first great American landscape designer. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was the Newburgh NY architect and landscape designer who worked with Charles Vaux and designed such projects as the grounds of the White House and the Smithsonian Institution. This is the first published book on architecture by Downing, and includes designs for Gothic, Tudor and Italianate homes.
8vo, xiii, 215pp, 14 wood engraved tipped in plates, diagrams, measured drawings and illustrations throughout, 4pp catalog of John Wiley publications tipped in at the back. Dark green gilt and blind stamped cloth with gilt motif of window surrounded by vine at front cover and gilt chimney motif at spine. Spine rubbed & chipped at ends. Small amount of loss (1/4 ") at foredge of title page, title page a bit marked, front inner hinge starting, o/w good +. With the color plate preceding page 1 the color of the exterior of cottages, showing color swatches A through F. OCLC: 4818651. Item #22640